City Council

The City Council is composed by seven members who are elected by voting citizens, residents of Baker City. The Councilors select one of its members to serve as Mayor for a two-year term.

Get to know the elected officials who represent the voice of our community.

Richard Langrell, Mayor

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Member Since: January, 2013
Term Expires: 12/31/2016


Clair Button, Councilor

clairbuttonMember Since: January, 2009
Term Expires: 12/31/2014
Also member of the Tree Board and Historic Baker City, Inc
Living in Baker City: Since late 1994
Most important asset of the City: People who want to work together to improve our community, and show it by giving their time, energy, and financial support.
Main term-goal: To provide responsible, consistent government oriented toward improving economic activity and stability.
Like the most in our town: Friendly, caring, small-town attitudes of the people.

Councilor Button is a retired biologist, active community volunteer, supporter and participant in local arts activities.




Roger Coles, Councilor

rogercolesMember Since: January, 2011
Term Expires: 12/31/2014


Dennis Dorrah, Councilor

dennisdorrahMember Since: January, 2007
Term Expires: 12/31/2014
Living in Baker City: Since 1990
Most important asset of the City: City Staff
Main term-goal: To see that the City meets the current and future needs of our citizens, primarily in the areas of police, fire, ambulance, water, wastewater, and other services. And to provide a favorable environment for business so that jobs will be created thereby guaranteeing that we will retain our youth and secure a favorable future for Baker City.
Like the most in our town: The citizens. We have the friendliest folks anywhere.

Councilor Dorrah came to Baker City after being "spotted owled" out of the timber processing industry and purchased York's, a well known business that was established in 1925 and which he continues to operate. Dennis Dorrah has three children and thirteen grandchildren. His hobbies include backpacking, hunting, fishing, and wood working.


Mike Downing, Councilor

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Term Expires: 12/31/2016
Also member of the Airport Board


Barbara Johnson, Councilor

Contacts_PlaceholderMember Since: January, 2013
Term Expires: 12/31/2014
Also member of the Public Works Advisory Committee


Kim Mosier, Councilor

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Term Expires: 12/31/2016
Also member of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

If you would like to contact any of these elected officials, please feel free to use the phone numbers or email addresses listed below.

City Council

Name Position E-mail Phone
Richard Langrell Mayor & Councilor This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (541) 523-3431
Clair Button Councilor, Acting Mayor in absence of current Mayor This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (541) 523-7981
Roger Coles Councilor This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (541) 523-7364
Dennis Dorrah Councilor This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (541) 523-2146
Mike Downing Councilor This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (541) 403-0816
Barbara Johnson Councilor This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (541) 523-3144
Kim Mosier Councilor This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (541) 519-1526